Joan Cushing is best known for her political satirical revue Mrs. Foggybottom & Friends, which ran for 10 hit years at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. In New York, she performed her solo nightclub act Lady Sings the News! at the Ballroom, appeared in Gary Trudeau’s Tanner for President series on HBO, directed by Robert Altman, and studied musical theatre writing at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.
More recently, she has adapted 9 popular children's books as musicals, receiving over 300 productions and 3 national tours. Recent adult works include a brand new script for Tussaud, based on Madame Tussaud’s bloody pursuit of art; The Christmas Doll, 2007 National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Play/Musical, world premiere Children’s Theatre of Charlotte; and Lizzie Bright & the Buckminster Boy, First Stage Milwaukee, New Play Series. Three new commissions, for Imagination Stage Oregon Children’s Theatre, and Roanoke Children's Theatre, will receive world premieres this season. Ms. Cushing lives in the Nation's Capital with her husband Paul Buchbinder. Their 19 year old son Ben, when not evacuating due to hurricanes, is a Jazz Studies major at Loyola University in New Orleans. Cushing is represented by the Susan Gurman Agency. See www.joancushing.com.